This combination is about our customers, and the enhanced ability we will now have to deliver solutions to them that are built upon the history, strength and scientific innovation of both companies.
Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) June 18, 2015
Alltech announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Ridley Inc. (“Ridley”) pursuant to the terms of the previously announced plan of arrangement transaction.
“Alltech is committed to delivering greater performance and value to farms and ranches around the world by providing the industry’s most advanced animal nutrition products and solutions,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech. “The Ridley acquisition moves this commitment to a new level by expanding the availability of our leading animal nutrition product offerings and emphasizing our dedication to investing in R&D.”
Ridley now operates as a division within Alltech and the current range of Ridley products and solutions will continue to be available through existing distribution channels. In the near future, customers will benefit from an increased variety of nutritional solutions and services, backed by the latest scientific research from Alltech.
“This combination is about our customers, and the enhanced ability we will now have to deliver solutions to them that are built upon the history, strength and scientific innovation of both companies,” continued Dr. Lyons. “We are excited to officially welcome the talented Ridley employees to the Alltech family and look forward to achieving many successes together.”
With the completion of the acquisition, Alltech now has a presence in 128 countries with 77 manufacturing facilities and approximately 4,200 employees globally. This includes a team with more than 200 advanced degrees in animal science that is committed to developing cutting-edge animal nutrition technologies and tailored feeding programs, supported by robust research and data analytics.
Alltech has established a track record of successful acquisitions and integrations, having completed eight since 2011. Alltech focuses on best-in-class companies with trusted technology, talented employees and significant brand recognition.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Its mission is carried out by more than 4,200 team members who adhere to the company’s guiding ACE principle seeking the benefit of Animals, Consumers and the Environment in all endeavors. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world, doing business in 128 countries. For further information, visit http://www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit http://www.alltech.com/news.